Browsing: Vinny Prospal

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118 The 2013-14 Rangers … Hey, you never know

My column from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Ten years ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup. Since then, a bunch of guys from that team have come through the Rangers — current ex-Bolts Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis, and others such as Vinny…

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109 Bye, bye, Vinny Prospal; Hello Mikhail Pashnin

Good guy, very good player, fun to watch. Vinny Prospal wasn’t coming back to the Rangers, most likely, because his knees are shot, and because the Rangers have too many forwards who need the minutes. So Prospal — who played golf with my dad a few weeks ago — went…

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110 Fore right! I’m off today

Hope nothing major happens with your heroes today, because on the Saturday before the third Sunday every July we have our family golf outing. Ten or 11 foursomes of Carp relatives in one place at one time, God help anybody in the neighborhood. So, like Pauly in the Godfather, you…

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64 Tortorella (Part II):

John Tortorella (continued): I said that on breakup day he mentioned the need to upgrade the skill level, and that July 1 is an opportunity to do that without altering the plan of staying with the youth, and asked how crucial tomorrow is. “It’s an important day for us because…

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592 Day After Break-up Day: Some leftover player quotes

Got a big, big meeting this morning, with you know who … So, didn’t want the actual first day of the off-season to go without a post … plus I had some player quotes to transcribe from yesterday. Here is my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Fore,…

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254 Rangers 3, Capitals 2: Game 3 in review

I just wonder what we’d all be saying today if the Rangers hadn’t gotten two fluky goals. I’m just saying, sometimes we judge a game and how it’s played only by the score. More to the point, I’m not taking anything away from the way the Rangers played yesterday. I…

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11 Game 3: Post-game quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: “We just battled in the corner there and we converged there and I just was able to get the puck to myself. I was trying to bring it hard to the net and I saw Danny coming in the back door. I just thought if I jammed, he’d…

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151 Capitals 2, Rangers 0: Game 2 in review

Two-nothing and two-nothing. Nothing being the important word. Are the Rangers done? No. Not yet. In the playoffs, what happened yesterday doesn’t matter one lick today, and we saw evidence of that in the first period of Game 2, after the Rangers lost in OT in Game 1. They were,…

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290 Rangers-Devils (Lightning-Hurricanes) in review (UPDATED)

AFTERNOON UPDATE, 1:57 P.M.: Here’s the info on playoff tickets, from the Rangers: RANGERS INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF TICKETS GO ON-SALE Monday, April 11th – 12 PM (Editor’s note: That means noon.) New York, April 10, 2011 – The New York Rangers announced today that tickets for the first two rounds of…

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5 Post-game quotes

Henrik Lundqvist: “It’s hard to be disappointed right now, or satisfied. If we’re in, I think it’s a great year. If we’re not, then absolutely you can’t be happy about the year. We’ll see.” “If we’re in, I think everybody feels that this is a pretty good year. We’ve been…

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128 Drury in, Zuccarello in; Avery out

Will have Tortorella quotes, however brief, soon. Chris Drury is back in (he’ll add some juice, the coach said). Mats Zuccarello is in, presumably in case of a shootout. That means Sean Avery — who agitates the heck out of the Devils — is prucha’d. Also, Matt Gilroy is in…

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260 Thrashers-Rangers in review … and then there was one

Looking forward before looking back: Do you know the last time all three metropolitan New York teams missed the playoffs in the same year? How about never? Do you remember 1988? That was the year the Rangers shut out Quebec at the Garden (John Vanbiesbrouck doing the honors) on the…

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21 Post-game quotes

Before I type these, I want to point out that the Rangers’ start was decent. They thought it was good. But it fell off a cliff after that. Brandon Dubinsky: “We just didn’t … we had a good start but after the first 10 minutes or so we just got…

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30 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: (He was in a good mood, wanted to know if he finished in the top three in the voting for the Halligan Good Guy award for cooperation with the media, which was won by Callahan. Then he joked that he wanted to get nowhere near that (byfuglien) award).…

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169 Rangers-Bruins in review; Magic Number: 3

I am done. I will no longer try to convince anybody that this team is different than any Rangers team we’ve seen since, 1997, at least; more probably since 1994. That this team works harder, does more little things to win, and does it with a resolve and a resilience.…

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42 Post-game quotes

Sorry it’s a bit late … I’m on the train. Ain’t technology grand? … Prospal ripped the fans a bit for their booing early in the game. Good stuff. Vinny Prospal: “There’s no easy games left. … I was watching Carolina-Buffalo yesterday, it’s a three-point game. Everybody’s collecting points. So…

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134 Rangers-Flys in review

Has there been a game this season that better defined these Rangers, the It’s Just Paingers? In a game, let’s face it, they pretty much had to win, they played with all those characteristics we’ve seen most of the year: The shot blocking, the body checks, the PK, the struggle…

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